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New LAUSD board member — whoever it is — will need to bridge union, district divide

With all eyes focused on a strike by Los Angeles Unified’s 30,000 teachers, it was possible to forget the school board is still one member short. Who that member is matters — a lot. A special election on March 5 will determine who will fill the empty District 5 seat and enter a fraught atmosphere stemming from the stand-off between the teachers’ union and the district and the continuing debate over charter schools. The District 5 seat was left open when Board Member Ref Rodriguez stepped down la...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Chinatown, Ucla, Gavin Newsom, Board, Los Angeles County, Goldberg, Rodriguez


Students seen mocking Native Americans at Washington, D.C. rally may face expulsion

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Students at a Kentucky Catholic school who were involved in a video showing them mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a Washington rally could potentially face expulsion, according to the diocese. In a joint statement, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School apologized and said they are investigating and will take “appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.” The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coi...
Tags: News, Washington, Alyssa Milano, America, Sport, Soccer, Omaha, Associated Press, Vietnam, Chris Evans, Lincoln Memorial, Phillips, Arlington National Cemetery, Frankfort, Seminole, Covington


Muse, The Killers, Bishop Briggs and more mix things up at the 2nd Annual ALT 98.7/FM ALTer Ego

Alt 98.7/FM’s 2nd Annual iHeartRadio ALTer Ego bash sold out at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday night and it had quite an impressive line-up with show-topping performances courtesy of arguably two of the biggest modern day rock bands: Muse and The Killers. Though The Killers, fearlessly led by the charismatic Brandon Flowers, brought the mostly lethargic crowd to life via its much too short — but hit-filled — set, they don’t get all of the credit. Maybe it’s still super early in the year and ...
Tags: Music, Africa, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Muse, Stagecoach, Matt Bellamy, Briggs, Brandon Flowers, Cuomo, Southern California, Concerts, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo


Winter storm, TSA sickouts continue to disrupt U.S. travel

A one-two punch of bad weather and longer airport security lines mean it’ll continue to be a miserable weekend for many travelers in the U.S. Winter storm Harper, a blizzard that the National Weather Service says is shifting from the Midwest into the Northeast, may leave up to two feet of snow. Strong gusty winds and bitter cold will follow, risking a dangerous flash freeze. In the West, heavy mountain snow will fall in California and the Rocky Mountain region. President Trump tweeted about the ...
Tags: National Weather Service, New York, News, California, Sport, Chicago, West, Soccer, Miami, New England Patriots, Tsa, Houston, Kansas City, Jetblue, Harper, Transportation Security Administration


LAUSD teacher strike, Day 7: District, UTLA locking themselves behind closed doors again, after 11-hour bargaining on Saturday

Union and district negotiators are heading back to the bargaining table Sunday after a marathon day of talks Saturday trying to end the teachers strike. Their plan is once again to pack a room inside L.A. City Hall around 11 a.m., close the double doors and bargain out of public view. Their goal is to end a strike that has so far cost the district millions of dollars in lost attendance-based revenue and kept teachers out of classrooms for five days so far. Teachers, through their union, United T...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Van Nuys, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, LA City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LAUSD teacher strike, Day 7: District, UTLA set to go behind closed doors again, after 11-hour bargaining on Saturday

Union and district negotiators have agreed to head back to the bargaining table Sunday after a marathon day of talks Saturday trying to end the teachers strike. Their plan is once again to pack a room inside L.A. City Hall around 11 a.m., close the double doors and bargain out of public view. Their goal is to end a strike that has so far cost the district millions of dollars in lost attendance-based revenue and kept teachers out of classrooms for five days so far. Teachers, through their union, ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Van Nuys, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, LA City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the San Fernando Valley

  Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Washington D.C., 2014. (Photo by Laura Choate/Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported)   Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events Schools: ...
Tags: Holidays, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Valley, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Washington, Top Stories LADN


Whicker: Pacquiao still good enough to win decisively over Broner

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao returned to the MGM Grand on Saturday, like all the box-office sensations do. He sold out the Grand Garden Arena, putting 13,029 into the joint. They were Filipinos and nostalgia buffs and just plain boxing fans, most of whom can tell a legend from an alphabet champion. All of them invested more in this WBA welterweight title fight than Adrien Broner did. For some reason people keep paying Broner big bucks to walk around a ring and preen and posture. They also watch hi...
Tags: Sports, Sport, Soccer, Showtime, Boxing, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, Ricky Hatton, Shawn Porter, Pacquiao, MGM Grand, Freddie Roach, Top Rank, Roach, Whicker, Mayweather


Metro seeks public input for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, which would link the Valley and the Westside

Transportation officials will hold a community meeting in the San Fernando Valley to present updated concepts for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project, designed to ease traffic on the nation’s busiest freeway. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now conducting a story to evaluate multiple options of high-capacity transit alternatives between the San Fernando Valley and Westside, along the 405 Freeway used by about 400,000 drivers every day. The study will look into ...
Tags: Transportation, News, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Metro, Los Angeles County, Valley, San Fernando Valley, West LA, Sepulveda Pass, Top Stories LADN, Van Nuys Boulevard, Sepulveda Transit Corridor, Valley Westside, Westside LAX


San Fernando Valley business group urges UTLA leaders to end the teacher strike

The Valley Industry and Commerce Association leaders called on United Teachers Los Angeles to end their teachers walkout. The Valley business advocacy organization said it’s “increasingly concerned about the harm being done to our students as they miss critical instruction,” according to a letter VICA President Stuart Waldman sent Jan. 16 to union’s President Alex Caputo-Pearl. “This time of year is of utmost importance to students whose start in life and their careers depends on succeeding at s...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, The Valley, San Fernando Valley, Waldman, United Teachers Los Angeles, Alex Caputo Pearl, Vica, UTLA


Southern California demonstrators join peers around the world for Women’s March 2019

Two years after millions of women flooded streets around the world to decry the election of President Donald Trump, a smaller but determined contingency shared messages of empowerment and equality during Women’s March events held Saturday from Santa Ana to London. Thousands of sign-carrying women, men and children hit the streets of Santa Ana for The Orange County Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach resident Corinda ...
Tags: Politics, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, La, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Anjelica Huston, National Mall


And they’re off! Bulldogs race at Arcadia’s Santa Anita Park

Elvis the English bulldog at Santa Anita Park’s inaugural Bulldog Derby in Arcadia on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Photo by Nick Agro, Contributing Photographer) French bulldogs race to the finish line during Santa Anita Park’s inaugural Bulldog Derby in Arcadia on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. (Photo by Nick Agro, Contributing Photographer) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds English bulldogs line up for the finals race during Santa Anita Park’s inaugural Bulldog Derby in Arcadia ...
Tags: Dogs, California, Pets, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Arcadia, Southern California, Brady, Costa Mesa, Cerritos, Cherie, La Crescenta, Santa Anita Park, Top Stories LADN, Photos And Videos


Charter schools were once LAUSD’s ‘incubators.’ Now, they’re the competition.

While tens of thousands Los Angeles Unified School District teachers marched through Grand Park on Friday, two miles away, students inside small red and white bungalows kept working. It was a normal day for the Alliance Dr. Olga Mohan High School, a charter school that’s nestled under a tangle of freeways in downtown Los Angeles. Charter schools like Alliance aren’t part of LAUSD. Though the district approved its charter in 2004, it operates with its own board. So students have largely been insu...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Highland Park, Feinberg, Romero, Alliance, LA County, San Fernando Valley, PUC


Rocket carrying US spy satellite blasts off from Vandenberg

A United Launch Alliance rocket carrying a secret spy satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office blasted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19. The launch, which went according to plan, could be seen for miles from the Lompoc-area launch site due to crystal clear skies. “Just watched the #vandenberg rocket launch with the hubs…and actually got him to sing #rocketman with me when it lifted off. Seriously, this is going to be good day,” wrote Twitter user ...
Tags: Twitter, Business, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Pasadena, Ula, Aerospace, Delta Iv Heavy, United Launch Alliance, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Vandenberg, National Reconnaissance Office, Lompoc


As LAUSD teacher strike stretches on, students experiencing homelessness are hit hard

Laura Fay | LA School Report The Los Angeles teacher strike has now lasted a full week, and the work stoppage is compounding stress and uncertainty for students and families who rely on schools for meals, childcare and stability, especially for those experiencing homelessness. More than 17,000 students in L.A. Unified are classified as homeless, and the strike comes amid a federal shutdown that is threatening to cause additional crises for their families. Read full LAUSD strike coverage here The...
Tags: News, California, Politico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, States, Lausd, Local News, Miranda, Leon, Taft, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Los Angeles County, Roberts, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development


Recipe: On a keto diet? Try making this portobello mushroom pizza

January seems like the unofficial go-on-a-diet month. For many that means embracing a trendy keto-compliant regime, a high-protein low-carb eating plan that many assume implies “meat-heavy” menus. A new cookbook, “The Essential Vegetarian Keto Cookbook” from the editors at Rodale Books (Rodale Books, $14.99), offers a strategy for vegetarians to embrace the eating plan. A keto diet requires creativity when making classic comfort foods. Portobello mushrooms can be a replacement for the bread in p...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Recipes, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Top Stories PSN


U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman to host his first Valley townhall of the year

Rep. Brad Sherman, D-Sherman Oaks, will be hosting is his first townhall of the year today. The townhall comes amid a backdrop of a government shutdown, a teachers strike, concerns over recent fire disaster assistance, Hollywood Burbank Airport noise and other issues. With a new majority Democratic Congress, Sherman and Rep. Al Green of Texas, recently re-introduced articles of impeachment against President Trump. Sherman’s staff will be on hand to help constituents with immigration, IRS, Social...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Medicare, Local News, Brad Sherman, Sherman Oaks, Trump Sherman, Hollywood Burbank Airport, Top Stories LADN, Chatsworth High School, Congress Sherman, Rep Al Green of Texas, IRS Social Security, The Valley Town Hall Meeting


Trump to offer temporary protections for undocumented ‘dreamers’ in exchange for $5.7 billion for border wall, GOP officials say

President Trump is planning to make a new offer Saturday to Democrats aimed at ending the 29-day partial government shutdown that would extend deportation protections for some immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion in border wall funding, according to Republican officials. The president’s proposal, which he is expected to announce at the White House at 4 p.m., is designed to ramp up pressure on Democrats by offering a reprieve on his attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Republican, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze


Van Nuys doughnut dispute among dramas in LAUSD strike’s first week

The weeklong teachers’ strike in the L.A. Unified School District has generated emotion and all kinds of disputes, large and small, as the two sides have squared off in public. Among the dramas that played out was this one involving a student bringing doughnuts to her teachers in Van Nuys. Seeing her teachers picketing in the rain on Tuesday, Jan. 15 — the second day of the strike — 12-year-old Alyssa Lynch asked her mom to stop to buy doughnuts on the way in to Fulton College Prep, a combined m...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Alyssa, Van Nuys, Unified School District, Warnecke, Top Stories LADN, Alyssa Lynch, Fulton College Prep, Jessica Warnecke Alyssa


Thousands pack streets of downtown Los Angeles for third annual Women’s March

Thousands of demonstrators streamed onto Hill Street in front of downtown’s Pershing Square on Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles. The crowd cheered and waved signs as a slate of speakers delivered messages of women’s empowerment and social justice. Speakers touched on a wide range of issues from LGBTQ and trans rights to collective bargaining and the LAUSD teachers’ strike. “The work you did got the most women ever elected to Congress,” Rep. Katie Hill, D-California...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lgbtq, Lausd, Local-news, Donald Trump


New Year? A new budget could help you save for that trip to Hawaii

Many of us made New Year’s resolutions this month. Often these resolutions include losing weight, incorporating a healthier lifestyle, or eliminating a daily trip to Starbucks. Have you considered implementing a monthly budget as a resolution? Budgeting is a concept you may not want to think about, much less use. To some people, the word itself brings thoughts of personal conflict, restriction, and thriftiness. Often these emotions are not well received. Once the concept is embraced, “budgeting”...
Tags: Business, Advice, Sport, Soccer, Hawaii, Starbucks, TERI, Teri Parker, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Live coverage of 2019 Women’s March events around Southern California

As with thousands attending similar events around the country, there will be Women’s March rallies in Los Angeles, Orange County, the South Bay and the Inland Empire. Follow along below as our reporters and photographers cover the events live.
Tags: News, Protest, Sport, Soccer, Southern California, South Bay, Los Angeles Orange County, Women's March, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


HOA Homefront: What makes a director outstanding? Attitude

A community association is no better than the board of directors which leads it, and excellent associations require excellent volunteer leaders. Truly exceptional volunteer governance is not a happy accident, and it often has little to do with a volunteer’s background, training, and experience. Instead, it is the result of hard work and the pursuit of proper values, foundational understandings, and perspectives. This week launches a four-part series regarding what makes (or should make) a volunt...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Allen Buchanan: A primer on operating expenses in commercial real estate

Generally, January is the time of year when your landlord will present you with an invoice for expenses – in addition to your base rent. This assumes, of course, that you lease your business’ home. However, if you own your business home, take heed, as you may be able to take a few more dollars from your left pocket and move them into your right pocket by asking your occupant to pay for some stuff. This column is designed as a primer for these expenses. Let’s define a couple of key terms – shall ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Sport, Soccer, Commercial Real Estate, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 6: ‘Productive’ talks to end massive walkout continue into weekend

LOS ANGELES – Negotiations between the bargaining teams from the union representing striking Los Angeles teachers and officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District are expected to resume this morning, one day after Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Twitter that the first two days of renewed talks had been “productive.” The second day of discussions since the strike began concluded at 9:08 p.m. Friday, tweeted Garcetti, whose office is facilitating the negotiations. Today’s round of negotiatio...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Zimmer, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Grand Park, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner


Time to get ready for the 2019 housing market

By now, you’ve probably taken down and stored all of your holiday decorations and things around the home are back to normal. Here are a few tips for a fresh start to the new year for home buyers and sellers. Sellers: It’s time to delete any photos of your house with holiday decorations from your listing information and replace them with updated professional photos of the living room, kitchen, and front yard without decorations. Anything that makes your listing look old or dated is a big detracto...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories PSN


Crowds roll in for third annual Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles

Southern Californians gathered Saturday morning for the third annual Women’s March Los Angeles. The event, expected by its organizers to draw 200,000 attendees, will last until 4 pm. Gloria Ariana kicks off the event with a Tongva blessing and a call to attention of missing indigenous women. Even a plug for an indigenous culture-seeped charter school. Lots of empty space on Hill St pic.twitter.com/onC0aU8GZh — Ariella Plachta (@AriPlachta) January 19, 2019 The third annual march, whose theme...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Washington Dc, Long Beach, Lausd, Local-news, Donald Trump, Denver, Eric Garcetti


Dennis McCarthy: Laurel and Hardy are still making fans laugh

They come to the Mayflower Club in North Hollywood on a rainy Tuesday evening to pay homage to the boys – Laurel and Hardy. To their slapstick, pratfalls, and all the hilarious black and white moments they gave us getting themselves into another fine mess. The entry requirements to the Mayflower are simple. Leave your stress, your politics, and your worries at the front door. Only laughter and silliness is allowed inside the tents of the Sons of the Desert. There are more than 100 of them scatte...
Tags: News, Germany, Uncategorized, Sport, Britain, Soccer, Wiley, Sony Pictures, Local News, Steve Coogan, San Bernardino, Northridge, Santa Monica, John C Reilly, Ryan, England France


Sometimes, it is difficult to stay in your lane

Q. I am a retired firefighter of 34 years, and for 25 of those years I was on a paramedic unit and drove lights-and-siren as much or more than anyone at the time. I consider myself a cautious driver. On Christmas day we were driving down to San Diego on the I-5 Freeway. It was about 10:30 a.m. and raining. We were just passing where Highway 1 intersects the I-5, and the freeway lanes disappeared. The road in that area has the current striping; the old striping that Caltrans removed, but with the...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, DMV, San Diego, CalTrans, Bob, Orange County, Southern California, Torrance, Burbank, Department of Motor Vehicles, El Camino Real, San Clemente, Anti Trump, Tustin


What’s closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21, in the LA area

Martin Luther King Jr., 1964, (Nobel Foundation/public domain)   Here’s a sampling of government offices and other services that are closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 21. Banks: Banks and financial markets are closed. Government: City, county and federal offices, libraries and superior courts are closed. Mail: The U.S. Postal Service does not deliver mail. www.usps.com; about.usps.com/newsroom/events Schools: LAUSD schools are closed. Transit: Buses and subway services in Los Angeles ...
Tags: Holidays, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Local News, Martin Luther King Jr, Valley, Burbank, U S Postal Service, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Southern California Knott 's Berry Farm